MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS
written by Del Shores and directed by Hannah Eckstein
Joins it’s 2018 Season Line Up
Ben Lomond, CA: Mountain Community Theater is pleased to announce the hilarious comedy, Sordid Lives, written by Del Shores will join it’s 2018 Season line up. Directed by Mountain Community Theater Veteran, Hannah Eckstein, Sordid Lives opens September 21, 2018, and plays through October 14, 2018, as the third production in their 2018 season.
A winner of 14 DramaLogue Awards, including Best Production Sordid Lives is a black comedy about white trash. The play tells the story of a colorful family from a small Texas town that must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch, during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.
Sordid Lives was also a 2000 independent film, written and directed by Del Shores. The movie is based on Shores’ play of the same name and includes elements of his life. The film was followed by the 2008 television series Sordid Lives: The Series.
Director Hannah Eckstein has starred in several MCT productions including Harvey, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, and Other Desert Cities, as well as many 8 Tens at 8 productions for Actors Theater and has directed many productions in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Cruz.
We hope you are as thrilled about this addition to our 2018 season as we are and will continue supporting MCT by subscribing to our upcoming 36th season! Our subscriber rates for the 2018 season remain unchanged! You get all five shows at a price that is one of the best theater deals in town: $80 General, $65 Senior/Students.
March 15 – April 8
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Peters
May 4 – June 3
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Davis Banta
August 17 – 19
NEW WORKS WEEKEND
Produced by Alaina Boys
September 21 – October 14
Directed by Hannah Eckstein
November 16 – December 9
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY
by Mountain Community Theater
Directed by Peter Gelblum
Mountain Community Theater (MCT) is the longest-running community theater in Santa Cruz County, started in 1982 by a collective of actors. MCT is a member-run non-profit organization that relies on support from its performances, season subscribers, and royalties from its own company-created script, Miracle on 34th Street, the Play. For more about MCT and its “Miracle,” visit https://mctshows.org/our-miracle/.